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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 13:13   #676
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Who knew that the Osprey MV-22 had a 'Titling' engine.......see the image in this article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48219557
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Get them over the house Andy, funny sounding things, when the small fleet of SAR Ospreys based at Mildenhall carry out practice manouvres. At night very low with no nav. lights switched on. POTUS have their own airframes in the distinct tlivery, probably with a few fully kitted out Marines, Navy Seals just in case anyone is seen carrying a threatening milkshake
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 13:50   #678
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Who knew that the Osprey MV-22 had a 'Titling' engine.......see the image in this article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48219557
I've heard of this air[machine] referred to as "The Widow Maker"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acci...he_V-22_Osprey




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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 15:40   #679
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Get them over the house Andy, funny sounding things, when the small fleet of SAR Ospreys based at Mildenhall carry out practice manouvres. At night very low with no nav. lights switched on. POTUS have their own airframes in the distinct tlivery, probably with a few fully kitted out Marines, Navy Seals just in case anyone is seen carrying a threatening milkshake
Obviously the Titling engines......!

Has the typo gone over you head Pat!
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 15:59   #680
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Obviously the Titling engines......!

Has the typo gone over you head Pat!
Hee hee, perhaps the journalist did it on purpose as a ( not too) subtle clue to his/ her opinion of the visitor from Washington......
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Old Friday 31st May 2019, 16:31   #681
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Missed that one A! Straight OTT.

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A "Black Helicopter" going low and slow over Douglas County, Kansas. Always enough to set off the conspiracy crowd. Actually it was the Kansas National Guard taking the Governor on a site seeing tour of the area just raked by a major tornado.
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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 08:02   #683
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I regularly think that the "Osprey" would make a fine aircraft to make the Penzance (or Land’s End) to Scilly run, with its larger passenger accommodation and vertical take off.
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Old Saturday 1st June 2019, 20:42   #684
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I regularly think that the "Osprey" would make a fine aircraft to make the Penzance (or Lands End) to Scilly run, with its larger passenger accommodation and vertical take off.
It's quick as well, it would show a clean pair of heels to an Islander or a Twin Otter effortlessly - and you could land on the beach of the right island, too!

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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:45   #685
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It's quick as well, it would show a clean pair of heels to an Islander or a Twin Otter effortlessly - and you could land on the beach of the right island, too!

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How much beach would be left afterwards?
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I've heard of this air[machine] referred to as "The Widow Maker"

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acci...he_V-22_Osprey

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Think it now has the lowest accident rate of any USMC vertical lift aircraft, so presumably the bugs have been mostly ironed out.
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Old Sunday 2nd June 2019, 21:58   #687
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How much beach would be left afterwards?
Less than before, the downwash is pretty fierce.
Still, at least nobody would be endangered, the noise this thing makes in hover is impressive and would clear the landing zone quickly.
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Old Wednesday 5th June 2019, 06:50   #688
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Just had the sound of a Spitfire over my place but didn't see it, can anyone confirm for me, NG4 at 0749
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Old Wednesday 5th June 2019, 07:21   #689
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Out in the west of Scotland we occasionally see C-130 Hercules flying in pairs at very, very low altitude, well below hilltops and following the line of the glen or coast. For some reason you don't get much of an advance warning from engine noise, they suddenly appear and very soon disappear behind the terrain. They are usually in normal cammo colours but last year the pair we saw in October had one in desert cammo.

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For some reason you don't get much of an advance warning from engine noise, they suddenly appear and very soon disappear.

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A high percentage now have the latest quieter engines coupled with different profile and higher number of rotor blades to increase efficiency whilst reducing "air chopping" especially amongst the Special Ops. and Search and Rescue units. As you said much quieter when they come over.
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Pat, any way you can look at air movements today and confirm my Spitfire?
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Yep, will pop a post on a forum in a minute. Had a few here over the weekend.

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No replies to my request Andy, sorry. I'm sure if you heard the sound of a Merlin or Griffin engine this morning it was most likely from one of the many Spitfires flying this week.

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No replies to my request Andy, sorry. I'm sure if you heard the sound of a Merlin or Griffin engine this morning it was most likely from one of the many Spitfires flying this week.

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Thanks Pat,
an umistakable sound to our gen and you mean Griffon as I'm sure you know.
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Caught over Johnson County, Kansas on June 1st. Deployed for landing at New Century Airport, Gardner, KS. Appropriately enough originally Olathe Naval Air Station.
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Initial training on the Osprey did indeed have a few fatal incidents including Marines but this appears to be in the past and the few problems now appear to be mechanically-related and not human error. The USMC relationship with the Harrier had horrendous statistics on coincidentally the same tilting power source but whilst we have sold them to all and sundry, scrapping ours in the process, the Marines still have theirs

Instead we build aircraft carriers without any jets and end up buying an overweight F for Fattie 35 from guess who

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Dunsfold yesterday - last Wings and Wheels, as the airfield is going for housing, just like everywhere else. The damn politicians haven't an idea in their heads except growth fuelled by more and more people, its ludicrous.

Anyway, in the meantime, D-Day striped (unlike any current RAF aircraft but like everyone else's air forces for the commemoration last week, dunno why our lot are so completely clueless and useless these days unless they really are the Royal Accountant Force) P51D Mustang landing at Dunsfold Wings and Wheels with a gusty crosswind and having a bit of a moment that instant reactions and top skills ensured ended happily. Give that man a beer.

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One beer and one clean pair of boxers......
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Just had twp Apache over the house in Nottingham heading approx N.E, probably heading for somewhere in Lincs?
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Anyone sighted these in the UK yet?

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